Les Roches launches dual-degree course with Kendall College

25 June, 2014

Los Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a split-campus, two-degree hospitality programme with Kendall College in Chicago, USA, preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary positions.

Photo: Les Roches / Student & Faculty

The new programme, with the first classes set to commence from July, allows students to combine a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at the Les Roches campuses in Switzerland or Spain with an extra nine months of study in Chicago, and receive two bachelor-level degrees upon completion.

Students will have the opportunity to complete their second six-month Les Roches internship in the USA, and may be able to apply for an additional 12-month permit to work in the country and gain practical training.

“Our two-degree programme is yet another option for our students to experience hospitality in different countries and cultures, giving them a global edge in the job market once they graduate,” said Sonia Tatar, Les Roches CEO Worldwide. “Les Roches always strives to expand the opportunities for its students. The USA experience is an extension of our global integration, mobility and agility.”

Emily Williams Knight, President of Kendall College, said, “The students from Les Roches are already expertly trained, but coming to this booming tourist city will provide them with a unique perspective on how American and European standards vary and how hospitality can best cater to the needs of those in different environments as well as tourists from across the globe. Our talented teaching staff will only further their knowledge of global trends and prepare them to be sought-after candidates when they enter the industry.”

Both colleges are part of the global Laureate Hospitality Education network of higher education institutions specialising in the hospitality industry. In 2013, the Swiss campus of Les Roches had 1,324 students, of which 70 per cent were from outside of Europe.

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